EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

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EV200 vs LEV200 contactors

Post by Stiive » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:09

Does anyone know the difference between the LEV200 and EV200 contactor?
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Post by Adverse Effects » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:17

sorry i just carnt help my self

that is easy one has a L in the name

like i said sorry just had to be done

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Post by Stiive » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:28

Adverse Effects wrote: sorry i just carnt help my self

that is easy one has a L in the name

like i said sorry just had to be done


Sorry, I just can't help myself.

That is easy; one has a L in the name.

Like I said, sorry, just had to be done.


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Thanks.


It seems the LEV is bigger and cheaper. Doesn't seem to need an economiser [EDIT - has one included?], but uses more coil power.
Can someone confirm?
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Post by zeva » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:49

Pretty sure that is the primary difference, the LEVs don't have a coil economiser so use a bit more power when energised.

I'm more a fan of the EV200. Using 2W instead of 15W for the coil means they run cooler and should last longer.
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Post by Johny » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 21:54

The data sheets also indicate the mechanical life is different (not that it matters for an EV generally).

LEV200 100,000
EV200 1 million

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Post by Stiive » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 22:10

Hmm thanks.
Unfortunately I need a 24V coil, but it doesnt seem that Digikey stocks this in EV200
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Post by Stiive » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 22:14

Stiive wrote: Hmm thanks.
Unfortunately I need a 24V coil, but it doesnt seem that Digikey stocks this in EV200


Ah never mind... its 9-36V coil.. digikey just lists it as 12V or 48V
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Post by TooQik » Thu, 06 Jun 2013, 23:44

The open and close voltages are also different between the two. For example, the 12 VDC LEV200 has a close voltage of 9 VDC and an open voltage of 2 VDC, while the EV200 is 9 VDC and 6 VDC respectively.

The EV200 is also about 150 grams lighter if you're looking to save some weight. Image

These are all according to the data sheets I've read.

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Post by coulomb » Fri, 07 Jun 2013, 03:00

I believe the L version is longer, as well.

So: L is longer, heavier, more power, but cheaper.
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Post by Stiive » Sun, 09 Jun 2013, 18:02

Thanks guys.
Didn't want to experiment and stuck with what I know.
EV200 for main contactors + LEV100 for pre/dis-charge

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